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Hot Potato

5.9+, Sport, 70 ft (21 m),  Avg: 2.2 from 118 votes
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15 feet to the right of Spuds in Space. It starts at the top of the hill. Excellent route that requires some good footwork. Challenging for a 5.9 leader (me) but not overly so. A little polished but not as much as Spuds. The crux comes about 1/2 way up working on some crimpy holds while above your last bolt.

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8 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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Dustin Bauer
  5.9-
[Hide Comment] First route ever in Rifle Park, so was very pleased to find so many great features for a 5.9ish route (for a slab climber). The crux can almost be missed by a taller person. Great route and not too greasy compared to other counterparts in the park. Jun 2, 2004
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] This was rebolted today courtesy of hardware from the ASCA. Aug 22, 2010
Matt B
Boulder, CO
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] This felt similar in difficulty to Merry Maids (5.10a, supposedly), so I'd say 5.9+. The new guidebook has this one at 5.10a, but that seems a bit high to me. Jun 17, 2019